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iTunes song samples may double in length | Apple - CNET News



Think 30 seconds isn't enough to decide whether you like a song? Sources tell CNET that Apple is making changes. They also say you'll have to wait longer for an iTunes cloud service. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Apple.
iTunes song samples may double in length | Apple - CNET News

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On Wednesday, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage at the company's annual September media event, he is expected to announce that iTunes users will be allowed at least twice the amount of time to sample a song, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the move. The sources said the sample period could be extended to as much as 90 seconds.

An Apple spokesman said the company doesn't comment on speculation and rumor.

Currently, iTunes offers 30-second snippets of songs, a feature designed to give users a taste of the music to help them decide whether they like it enough to buy. Some users have long complained that half a minute isn't enough time to review a song.